hold my hand

warm Oxford
*SPOILER – vague writing about nothing below. Service will resume with the next post*
If you were to hold my hand, would you do it in Oxford? I wander around the city and imagine your touch and how the world spins a little bit faster with the thought, but not. If you were to hold my hand in Oxford, the memory of us would be a little piece of nothing, just as it is now. I like that. The memory of us lost in a city of memories never to be found again. If we existed to be lost in the first place. Or our memory. I look up between the buildings for a minute. Just a minute, to know I'm real and the thought of you is real and your hand in mine when the ground disappears beneath my feet is real. If you were to hold my hand, would you do it in Oxford? I could forget you then.   


  1. cococita
    29 June 2011 / 21:15

    Dear LMJ, you do it again! Reading this beautiful words, I feel a lump in my throat (and wish I would have this literary talent too :)) Very warm photo, like it very much. xxx

  2. Dobbin
    29 June 2011 / 21:39

    Intriguing, LMJ. An intriguing post and an interesting change from your normal style, almost poetic…I hope we see more of these in future…

  3. Ana Eugenio
    29 June 2011 / 22:26

    I agree with the previous comments and Im not going to repeat them. truly poetic 🙂 cant wait to read your Notes on FB…

  4. Little Miss Joey
    29 June 2011 / 22:44

    @cococita: thank you, Elke! You are so sweet in your ways 🙂 a little bit of nostalgia… thats me :)@Dobbin: I am avoid these like the plague, but ask an you shall be given 🙂 lets keep it rare though!@Ana: thank you so much for such gentle words, Ana. I dont really write that much in Portuguese anymore… I was too nostalgic 🙂

  5. cococita
    29 June 2011 / 23:55

    I think thats exactly why I have to visit PT asap 🙂 Because of the saudade. I do have something with Portuguese people and the way they express theirselves. And I recognize myself in this feeling. Now we just need a little bit of fado in the background ;)@Ana: nevertheless you should read her cause she has so much potential but she wont believe it 🙂

  6. Ana Eugenio
    30 June 2011 / 15:33

    Joana, your english is extraordinary 🙂 you dont need to write in portuguese to make me want to read you all the time. youre a true story teller.

  7. Ana Eugenio
    30 June 2011 / 15:34

    Elke, I totally agree with you 😉 awesome potential as a writer.

  8. slightlyme
    30 June 2011 / 17:41

    so beautiful it made me cry! x

  9. Little Miss Joey
    30 June 2011 / 21:04

    @Elke and @Ana: you two are the sweetest things 🙂 Thank you so much for the encouragement, it really means a lot! xxx@slightlyme: thank you, Kate, that is such a lovely thing to say… big hug from Oxford to you! xxx

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